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Randy Parraz, head of Citizens for a Better Arizona, said the goal of delivering early ballots for voters is making sure someone who may not otherwise return an early ballot for any reason has his or her voice heard.

In the run-up to last year’s general election, several political action groups worked to get residents of low-income and high-minority neighborhoods on Maricopa County’s permanent early voting list. As Nov. 6 approached, those groups had thousands of volunteers knocking on doors to encourage people to mail back those ballots and, if voters couldn’t for any reason, offering to deliver ballots to the county. Read more»

Randy Parraz with Citizens for a Better Arizona speaks Tuesday at a news conference criticizing three GOP bills on elections. He noted that last year his group collected over 4,000 ballots, many of them from Latino voters, and turned them in at polling places, something that would be a felony under SB 1003.

A Democratic lawmaker is calling upon the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor three election-related bills being considered by the Legislature. Read more» 1

Gail Shoultes holds a sign calling for the removal of Gov. Jan Brewer at a press conference for the Citizens for a Better Arizona in front of the state capitol. The Citizens for a Better Arizona successfully pushed for the recall of Russell Pearce in November.

The group behind the recall of state Senate President Russell Pearce said Monday that Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be held accountable for their “extremist” positions. Read more»